The Holmes Brothers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Holmes Brothers
The Holmes Brothers.jpg
The Holmes Brothers, at The Grand, Wilmington, Delaware, 2009
Background information
OriginChristchurch, Virginia; Harlem, New York City
GenresBlues, Gospel, Soul, R&B, Americana
Years active1979 – 2015
LabelsAlligator, Rounder, Real World
Associated actsJoan Osborne, Blues Traveler, Peter Gabriel, Freddie Roulette
WebsiteThe Holmes Brothers Official Site
Past membersSherman Holmes
Wendell Holmes (dead)
Popsy Dixon (dead)

The Holmes Brothers was a musical trio originally from Christchurch, Virginia.[1] They perform blues, soul, gospel, country, and rhythm & blues music. Its members include Sherman Holmes, Popsy Dixon and Wendell Holmes.

Career[change | change source]

They began playing in 1979. They were influenced by B.B. King. They have released twelve studio albums, with three reaching the top 5 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart.[2] They have gained a following by playing regularly at summer folk, blues, gospel, and jazz festivals.[1] Members are brothers Wendell and Sherman Holmes with drummer Popsy Dixon.

Members[change | change source]

As of 2015, Sherman Holmes resides in Saluda, VA and is the last surviving member of the band. Popsy Dixon died of bladder cancer on January 9, 2015. A few months later, Wendell Holmes died on June 19, 2015 from a pulmonary embolism.

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]